Breaking Crystal

Breaking Crystal : Writing and Memory after Auschwitz

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The first multidisciplinary study of its kind, Breaking Crystal examines how members of the generation after the Holocaust in Israel and the United States confront through their own imaginations a traumatic event they have not directly experienced. Among the questions this groundbreaking work raises are: Whose memory is it? What will the collective memory of the Holocaust be in the twenty-first century, after the last survivors have given testimony? How in the aftermath of the Holocaust do we read and write literature and history? How is the memory inscribed in film and art? Is the appropriation of the Holocaust to political agendas a desecration of the six million Jews? What will the children of survivors pass on to the next generation?show more

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  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 159 x 241 x 25.4mm | 580g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252022807
  • 9780252022807

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The burden of memory : the writing of the post-Holocaust generation / Efraim Sicher -- Transgenerational after-effects of the Holocaust in Israel : three generations / Dan Bar-On -- The formation of Holocaust consciousness in the state of Israel : the early days / Hanna Yablonka -- Personal fears and national nightmares : the Holocaust complex in Israeli cinema / Ilan Avisar -- Inherited fear : second-generation poets and novelists in Israel / Hanna Yaoz -- Holocaust trauma in the second-generation : theHebrew fiction of David Grossman and Savyon Liebrecht / Leon I. Yudkin -- Transmission of memory : the post-Holocaust generation in the Diaspora / Ellen S. Fine -- Mediums of memory : artistic responses of the second generation / Stephen C. Feinstein -- Bearing witness : theological implications of second-generation literature in America / Alan L. Berger -- Auto/biography and fiction after Auschwitz : probing the boundaries of second-generation aesthetics / Sara R. Horowitz -- The Holocaust in the postmodernist era / Efraim Sicher -- Acknowledging the Holocaust in contemporary American fiction and criticism / Emily Miller Budick -- Afterword : the Shoah between memory and history / Saul more

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